Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

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Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Ill Wind

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: December 2, 2003
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Weather Warden #1
Pages: 337

WOW…WOW…WOW!!!  This book was like nothing else I have ever read, I loved the originality of this story.  As I was reading I couldn’t help but keep thinking that this would make such a great movie.  I love books that have something to do with controlling the weather, it feels very X-Men-ish.  But this was so different.

There are weather wardens, fire wardens, earth wardens, basically there are people out there that can control pretty much everything.  Weather wardens have the ability of controlling the weather  for mass effects or with the single purpose of hurting just one person.  Read: Joanne Baldwin.

As a weather warden, Joanne has been working on her powers until she’s accused of murder and she is now running for her life.  Oh and she has a demon mark.  Her only hope might be her old friend/lover Lewis.  She’s running away from a storm that is chasing her along the east coast in search of the ever elusive Lewis.

Things get even  more interesting when wardens actually have control over Djinns, and Lewis’ djinn is helping her find him.  Or leading her intro a trap?

She meets David along the way, and they make an instant connection.  Even though she doesn’t know right away who or what he is.

Lots of action, an interesting world to dive into, betrayals and demon possessions.  I loved the aspect of demons coming through into our world and causing weather disruptions.  This was one interesting, non-stop, glued-to-the-pages read.  I can’t wait for more!

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About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is a fictional character herself … a pen name of writer Roxanne Conrad. Since 2003, Rachel has written in the adult Urban Fantasy genre (the Weather Warden, Outcast Season, Revivalist and Red Letter Days series) as well as in Young Adult fiction (the Morganville Vampires series and the upcoming novel Prince of Shadows). She is the author of more than forty novels and many short stories, and is regular featured in anthology collections.

Rachel attended high school in El Paso, Texas at Socorro High School, and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in accounting. She has been a professional musician in several orchestras, run payroll for one of the largest cheerleading organizations in North America, worked as a graphic designer and web designer, and finished up her tour of the corporate world as Director of Corporate Communications for a large international company.

She has been a full time writer since 2009.

Rachel lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband, artist R. Cat Conrad.

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I haven’t read this series, but I have read the series similar to it (The Outcast Season) and it’s great! I look forwarding to reading this one as soon as I can though.

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I believe The Outcast Season was sort of the spin-off of this one.



I haven’t read anything by Rachel Caine…this sounds really good, thanks Francesca!!!

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This was my first as well.